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Esbjerg C - Strandby and Vesterby

Historic Strandby included the current Strandby and Vesterby, which is located in the northern extension of the inner city.

Neighbourhood with charm and culture

The area’s borders run all the way down to the harbor, and due to its location – within walking distance of the city’s amenities as well as to Vognsbøl, which is home to Esbjerg Sports Park and the park Vognsbølparken – it is considered a popular place to live.

In Strandby, you can experience everything from the quiet villa streets to the culture at the Tovværksområde, an area where rope was manufactured, and today you will find the Esbjerg Swimming Stadium.

Strandby is an area that has an urban character with broad streets and high building facades. Here you can find many cooperative housing options, which reflect that the area’s powerhouse was the rope factory in the start of the 1900’s.

In Vesterby, you can find many of Esbjerg’s first city houses, near Vesterhavsgade, while along Strandbygade near Strandby Plads and on Stormgade you will find apartment blocks constructed for the higher density, urban, inner city. Out towards Frodesgade there is a small villa district. The park Strandbyparken provides a green oasis for the area.

Close to town and the sports arena

Strandby and Vesterby are located in the northern part of Esbjerg C within walking distance of the inner city and have approx. 7,400 inhabitants.

Transportation time by car

  • E20 7 min.
  • Esbjerg airport 10 min.
  • Bramming 21 min.
  • Ribe 27 min.
  • Copenhagen 3h 5 min.
  • Flensburg 2h 5 min.
  • Odense 1h 22 min.

Community spirit

There are many cultural offers and shopping opportunities in Vesterby and Strandby. On Stranbygade and near Strandby Plads there are many specialty boutiques and restaurants, with Strandby Plads representing the neighborhood’s center. Near Tovværket you will find the swimming stadium and the badminton hall.

Vesterby is largely considered as a part of central Esbjerg, because many of the city´s speciality boutiques are located in this area, and Vesterby begins where the walking streets end.

Schools, after-school care (SFO) & clubs

Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven school districts and a district named city of children. Children in the part of Strandby towards Spangsbjerg are part of Cosmos school in Spangsbjerg whereas children in Vesterby are part of Urban school in Inner City, Danmarksgade.

In Spangsbjerg, southeast of Strandby, you will find:

Spangsbjergskolen Cosmos with grades 0.-9. 

Associated after school cares (SFO)

Youth club

In Inner city, southeast of Vesterby, you will find:

Danmarksgades Skole Urban with grades 0.-9. 

Associated after school cares (SFO)

Youth club

In Spangsbjerg you will find the private school:

Esbjerg Realskole with grades 0.-9. 

Below you can take a closer look at where the different schools are located via the dynamic map.

Read more about schools, school districts and signing children up for 0 grade schooling (in Danish)

Discover schools and school districts in Esbjerg Municipality on this dynamic map.


Esbjerg Municipality is divided into enrollment districts. Residents in Strandby and Vesterby can choose between the districts named Spangsbjerg/Boldesager, southeast of Strandby, or Midtbyen/Rørkjær southeast of Vesterby. 

In district Spangsbjerg/Boldesager, you will find:

Højvangshaven (childcare and kindergarten)
Vognsbøl børnehus (childcare and kindergarten)
Børnenes Kontor (childcare and kindergarten)
Børneuniverset  (childcare and kindergarten)

In Inner city, part of district Midtbyen/Rørkjær, you will find:

Esbjerg Børnegård (childcare and kindergarten)
Nygårdsvej (childcare and kindergarten)

In Rørkjær (east of Inner city), also part of the district Midtbyen/Rørkjær, you will find:

Rørkjærhusene (childcare and kindergarten)
Børnehaven Grønnegården (childcare and kindergarten)

In Boldesager, you will find the private institution:

Pinsekirkens Vuggestue og Børnehave (childcare and kindergarten)

Read more about childcare (Danish site)


My local area

You can read more about the structure, history and municipal plan for the local area here.

The rope factory was a driving force in the area at the beginning of the 20th century.